I've added some of the new Keat military information to their respective names in the Veterans' section.
This is where I would like to start with other Keat connected individuals - military pictures, documents, discharge papers, honors, medals, etc to scan and add to their stories and my Manning database.
Obituaries that I don't have for the Keat and connected family members will also be very helpful.
Other family names that married into the Keat family: Tate, Groteluschen, Campbell, Schultz, more.
Here are the Keat connected Veterans we are looking for pix and information: Civil War, Martin Van Buren Tate; WWI, Harry Keat & John Keat; WWII, George Keat & Leola (Keat) Petersen; Korean era, Wesley Keat, Sr., & Larry Keat.
My newly found Keat friend has been digging around and has been sending me a number of obituaries...one was of a lost Kusel relative of mine.
Another one is of Hotchy. Anyone my age and older should remember Hotchy's popcorn stand next to the Crystal theater. His name was George Parish and you will probably remember he was blind, but I doubt you knew he was a WWI Veteran.
So all of these obits I've been receiving are really helping me with my Manning family and Veteran historical research.
Sadly, like so many modern day obits and especially those written in the big cities, these obits are short on historical and family facts, and often have a number of errors.
BUT because I've worked on Manning history for so long and have an extensive database, I'm able to correct at least some of those errors and also add more "facts" so at least the reader will know which family the person descended from...